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Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta GA
2699 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Ash Wednesday Mass Times
Wednesday, February 14th
6:45 AM | Cathedral
8:10 AM | Cathedral
12:10 PM | Cathedral, Kenny Hall
5:30 PM | Cathedral, Kenny Hall
7:00 PM | Cathedral, Kenny Hall
8:30 PM | Cathedral (Spanish)
View the full Lent schedule at cathedralctk.com/Lent.
The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: «Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.» Alternatively, he may say, «Repent and believe in the Gospel.»
Priests administer ashes during Mass and all are invited to accept the ashes as a visible symbol of penance. Even non-Christians are welcome to receive the ashes which are made from blessed palm branches.
While the ashes symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him with repentant hearts. His Divine mercy is of utmost importance during the season of Lent, and the Church calls on us to seek that mercy during the entire Lenten season with reflection, prayer and penance.